The first Investment Policy by the Board of Investment (BOI) was given in 1997 which opened services, social, infrastructure, and agriculture sectors for foreign and local investors. It was a major step forward for the integration of Pakistan’s economy into international markets as prior to this policy; foreign investment was restricted to the manufacturing sector only. The 1997 Policy laid a solid foundation for the gains in FDI inflows experienced over the subsequent decade.
Foreign Direct Investment in Pakistan increased by 2761.10 USD Million in 2016. Foreign Direct Investment in Pakistan averaged 2651.26 USD Million from 2010 until 2016, reaching an all-time high of 3184.30 USD Million in 2010 and a record low of 2099.10 USD Million in 2012.